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Poster: Mr.Ghost Date: Mar 4, 2008 9:30am
Forum: movies Subject: Copy Rights?

I have some Islamic lectures videos which I have recorded from a religious channel, and also some of scientific, medical, educational videos which I recorded also from several channels, I don't know much about copy rights matters and I want to share them with my friends, I read about copy rights from your FAQs page but I didn't fully understand it.

Do I have the right to share these recorded lectures and videos with my friends and what about if I uploaded them on my archive account would it be legal or you will just delete them?

Thanks a lot.

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Poster: jonc Date: Mar 4, 2008 10:39am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Copy Rights?

This might help you:

http://www.copyright.cornell.edu/public_domain/

Note the copyright term for works published after 2002: "70 years after death of author, or if work of corporate authorship, 95 years from publication." Unless the shows were explicitly released to the public domain or a Creative Commons license by the authors, they are under copyright and only the authors can upload them here.

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Poster: Mr.Ghost Date: Mar 5, 2008 10:44am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Copy Rights?

Thank you jonc :).

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Mar 4, 2008 10:08am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Copy Rights?

If the religious channel owns the footage, you would need their permission to duplicate it. Most media including television broadcasts are protected by copyright law, meaning simply that I cannot take your words and say they are mine and I cannot give away or sell music or film of yours without paying you or whatever the requirments are of the license under which the works were released. Usually television stations will put the logo of their channel in the corner to prevent poeple from using it without knowing where it came from and whomever owns it.

If someone does post someone else's intellectual property and it is a violation of applicable copyright law it will usually be removed and if done on a large enough scale, the rights owner's attorny may send you a letter but that is a rare case.

I would not bother uploading unless you are sure if it's ok with the creator first to avoid any possible hassle down the road. Even stuff that is ok to post under fair usage or parodies or satire walks the fine line between art and plagerism, or theft of thoughts and ideas without acknowledging the creator's efforts. You may even find that the show you want to post is already here as well in one form or another. Hope that helps clarify things for you.

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Poster: Mr.Ghost Date: Mar 4, 2008 10:48am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Copy Rights?

Yes, that helped me so much to understand how it works.
Thank you so much. :)

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